Bridge of Sighs, Pittsburgh
Fine Art Print
2018, Open Edition
Archival photographic print on heavyweight, acid-free soft gloss paper. Includes a certificate of authenticity on request. Features a 1.5" white border around the image to allow for easy framing.
Pittsburgh's "Bridge of Sighs" connects the Allegheny County Courthouse to the adjacent prison across Ross Street. This particular scene really appealed to me, as it enabled me to create a piece that used the historic image of the bridge taken in the early 20th century with the one I shot in 2018, juxtaposing the old courthouse with the PNC Bank building in the distance.
Highland Park, Illinois
Mark Hersch is an Illinois-based photographer and digital artist who creates unique cityscapes by melding historic and contemporary photographs. His work reflects his lifelong passion for photography, history, and architecture. He combines vintage and contemporary photographs of major cities in the United States. Mark begins his work by researching rare, historical photographs. Then, he travels to the location to shoot his version of the image taken from the exact same vantage point. Finally, he returns to his studio where he combines the two images on his computer, showing the past and present together. The inherent nostalgia of his work strives to elicit a powerful and personal response in every viewer.